• Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today — review

    The V&A Museum of Childhood’s survey of Nordic design for children since 1900 explores how Scandinavian designers have used play and wonder to put children at the heart of the design of homes, cities and communities

  • Meet: COBE Architects

    Danish practice COBE Architects is busy reimagining the petrol station of the future as a social, healthy hub for people and electric vehicles

  • 'Magnificently luminous': Lewis Center for the Arts + Maggie’s Centre Barts by Steven Holl Architects

    With the $300m Lewis Center for Princeton University, Steven Holl has extended a beloved campus with three new buildings. Meanwhile, in London, his bold Maggie's Centre is conceived as a 'breath of life'

  • Rethinking affordable housing: Gorleston Street by Farrells

    For a housing development providing flats for rent for key workers in London, the search was on to find a suitable site for mass housing. Farrells has shown on the Hammersmith site that affordable housing can be light, open, generous and nuanced

  • Hidden depths: Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert Architects

    The initial design by Jamie Fobert Architects for a much-needed extension to Tate St Ives was abandoned after fierce local objection — but the practice was able to address the site again, this time coming up with a design that artfully embeds the extension in the cliff face

  • Super modern meets Suffolk vernacular: Wood Farm by Studio RHE

    In the quiet of the Suffolk countryside a family home has been carved from the footprint of a farmstead and a Second World War hangar site. It has also inspired London-based Studio RHE to develop a new way to address the national housing shortage

  • On the drawing board: Factory by OMA

    OMA’s Manchester-based arts venue, Factory, is set to be a major new cultural hub for the North and the key to local regeneration

  • Stanton Williams' Musée d’arts de Nantes breathes life into the French city

    The Musée d’arts de Nantes has reopened following a €48.8m transformation and extension by London-based practice Stanton Williams that aims to embrace its urban surroundings. It is part of a huge, 30-year push by the city to use culture to reinvent its image, culminating in the annual arts festival Le Voyage à Nantes

  • Brand on a mission: IKEA teams up with NASA to imagine homes on Mars

    Letter from Älmhult: Cate St Hill visits IKEA’s 'House of Curiosity' in the remote Swedish village where the brand began, to talk about upcoming designs and collaborations — including their expansion into space

  • Home away from home: Second Home Lisboa

    Following the success of their first creative workspace, Second Home Spitalfields in London, entrepreneurs Sam Aldenton and Rohan Silva have opened up shop in Lisbon, drawn by the city’s booming co-working culture and thriving tech scene. Designed by Madrid-based practice SelgasCano, it’s an unconventional office, inspired by biophilia and arranged to maximise serendipitous meetings among its diverse community